Just because you can play poker doesn’t mean you are already tough. We often stereotype men (or even women) that play poker to be gangsters, cowboys, spies or undercover cops because that’s what we see on the big screen. There are probably more movies that feature poker than any other sports or games. It is amazing how this card game boomed over the recent years; when in fact it has been around for almost 200 years. The number of participants in the World Series of Poker increased drastically from 631 players in 2002 to more than 8,000 players in 2012.
Aside from the popularity of real live poker, there was also a huge increase of users in online poker. Famous gaming site party poker have recorded more than 30 million downloads since 2001. More people are now switching from real live poker to online poker because it is more convenient and easy to access. With today’s technology, anyone can play poker anytime anywhere as long as they are of the right age. Partypoker even has a mobile version which can be downloaded on any Android device. There are many variations of poker available at this gaming site, but the most popular is Texas Hold’em poker. Players can also join in various tournaments including the Multi-Table, which gives small wagers a chance to win huge prizes. This tournament features several tables with a certain number of players. The games here are played simultaneously and run 24/7.
Riding the poker fame, many film producers released films about poker. Unfortunately, not all came out as successful as Ocean’s 11 and the Rounders. Here’s a list of the worst movies about poker:
Whoever produced this movie wasn’t lucky enough to get positive reviews. Despite having a stellar cast including Drew Barrymore and Eric Bana, the film was a train wreck. There was no logic or chemistry in the relationship of the lead stars. The story about the father and son was also too predictable. Bana tries too hard to become a better poker player than his father to the point that you start to dislike him.
They should have changed the title of this movie to “Dull” because of the lack of suspense, bad acting, plodding script and weird editing choices. This film stars http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/burt-reynolds.html; who plays an old poker professional and Bret Harrison (who is he?). Reynolds promised his wife that he would quit playing poker, but he was drawn back to it when he decided to mentor Harrison.
You can give me all that you have, but I won’t dare watch this movie again. The improbable plot and horrible acting is enough to ditch “All In” in the trash. This film is about a female gambler who turned her back on the card tables to become a medical student. She soon got into debt and her friends helped her win poker with the use of computer wizardry.